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Firefighters struggle against Portugal wildfires as winds pick up

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Portugal requested the loan of two water-bombing planes on Monday as winds revived massive wildfires in a central region …

Puerto Ricans launch massive protest against governor

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Hundreds of thousands of angry protesters blocked the main road in Puerto Rico's capital on Monday in the largest in a …

Trump praises Pakistan's role in 'progress' on Afghan peace

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President Donald Trump on Monday hailed Pakistan for its help in advancing peace talks in Afghanistan, in a marked shift …

Trump praises China response to Hong Kong protests

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US President Donald Trump on Monday praised Beijing's handling of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, a day after …

Winds revive Portugal wildfires

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Portugal requested the loan of two water-bombing planes on Monday as winds revived massive wildfires in a central region …

Ballots close in race to become Britain's next PM

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Ballots closed in the race to become Britain's next prime minister on Monday, with the favourite Boris Johnson facing …

'Triad' attack on Hong Kong protesters sparks anger

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Anger soared in Hong Kong on Monday over a vicious assault on pro-democracy protesters by suspected triad gangsters that …

Britain plans European-led Gulf force after tanker seizure

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Britain on Monday said it was planning a European-led protection force for shipping in the Gulf after Iranian …

Stocks tread water as oil gains on Gulf standoff

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Stocks marked time near their opening levels in Europe and the US on Monday after losses in Asia as traders readied for …

Zelensky party heads for absolute majority in Ukraine

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Ukraine's comedian-turned-president Volodymyr Zelensky is set to control an absolute majority in parliament after polls …

Anger soars over vicious mob attack on Hong Kong protesters

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Anger soared in Hong Kong on Monday over a vicious assault on pro-democracy protesters by suspected triad gangsters that …

Portugal firefighters control wildfires, but warn of strong winds

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Portuguese firefighters said Monday they had largely controlled a massive wildfire in a central region where dozens of …

Puerto Ricans launch biggest protest yet against governor

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Angry protesters blocked the main road in Puerto Rico's capital on Monday as they launched what was expected to be the …

Oil prices rise on Gulf tensions

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Oil prices rose on Monday after Iran seized a British tanker in the Gulf, fuelling concern about supplies and a possible …

Britain repeats demand for Iran to release tanker, mulls response

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Britain repeated its demand Monday for Iran to release a UK-flagged tanker seized in the Gulf, as Prime Minister Theresa …

Proud India launches historic bid to put spacecraft on Moon

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India on Monday launched a low-cost rocket on a historic bid to put a landing craft on the surface of the Moon and join …

Oil spikes on Iran tensions, Libya woes

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Oil prices jumped Monday after Iran seized a British tanker in the Gulf, fuelling fresh concerns about supplies and a …

Britain holds crisis talks after Iran seizes tanker

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British Prime Minister Theresa May chaired an emergency meeting of ministers and security officials on Monday to discuss …

UK leadership favourite Johnson hits more turmoil on last voting day

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Britain's leadership contest entered its finale Monday with the favourite Boris Johnson facing more defections from …

India launches historic bid to put spacecraft on Moon

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India launched a bid to become a leading space power Monday, sending up a rocket to put a craft on the surface of the …

Asian markets sink as traders consider Fed rate cut

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Asian markets were in retreat Monday on dimming hopes for a deep interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve, but all the …

Zelensky party headed for absolute majority in Ukraine parliament vote

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The party of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky won an absolute majority in parliamentary elections with a record …

India counts down to new bid to launch Moon mission

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Thousands gathered to witness India's second attempt to send a landmark spacecraft to the Moon on Monday, a week after a …

Activists hail Japan election of lawmakers with serious disabilities

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The election of two candidates with serious disabilities to Japan's parliament was hailed by activists Monday, saying it …

'Worse than prison': Abuses in Philippine youth homes

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Eleven-year-old Jerry's crime was breaking curfew laws after fleeing violence at home. His punishment? Being sent to a …

Shares blast off as 'China's Nasdaq' debuts

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Shares on Shanghai's new Nasdaq-style technology board soared Monday, with one firm rocketing more than 500 percent, as …

Most Asian markets fall as traders consider Fed rate cut

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Most Asian markets fell in early trade Monday on dimming hopes for a deep interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve, but …

Final hours of voting in race to become British PM

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The voting closes Monday in the contest to become Britain's next prime minister, with Boris Johnson expected to be …

N. Korea leader votes in elections with 99.98% turnout: KCNA

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un voted in nationwide local elections on Sunday that registered the near 100 percent …

Ten years since amateur triumph, Lowry's comes full circle on Irish soil

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Shane Lowry burst onto the professional scene with an incredible victory as an amateur at the Irish Open a decade ago, …

For Cubans, a day at the beach is no easy task

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Cuba's constitution guarantees its people access to its beaches, but many locals are unable to enjoy the island's …

Pacquiao mulls future after title stunner

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Father Time may be undefeated, as the old boxing saying goes, but Manny Pacquiao is not going down without a fight.

Egypt chides BA for 'unilateral' decision to ground flights

Jul 21 2019

Egypt's civil aviation minister criticised British Airways on Sunday, a day after it suspended flights to Cairo citing …

'Avengers' topples 'Avatar' to lead all-time box office

Jul 21 2019

"Avengers: Endgame," the latest episode in the blockbuster Marvel Cinematic Universe series, has powered its way into …

China's answer to Nasdaq set to begin trading

Jul 21 2019

Trading begins Monday on a new Nasdaq-style technology board in Shanghai that represents one of China's most significant …

Iran probes seized UK-flagged tanker, Britain to hold emergency meeting

Jul 21 2019

Iran warned Sunday that the fate of a UK-flagged tanker it seized in the Gulf depends on an investigation, as Britain …

1,700 firefighters battle Portugal wildfires

Jul 21 2019

Planes and helicopters joined nearly 2,000 firefighters in central Portugal Sunday to battle huge wildfires in a …

British PM to hold emergency meeting on seized tanker

Jul 21 2019

Prime Minister Theresa May will hold a meeting of Britain's emergencies committee on Monday to discuss Iran's seizure of …

Trump says minority congresswomen should 'apologize to America'

Jul 21 2019

US President Donald Trump renewed his attacks Sunday on four Democratic congresswomen he launched xenophobic tweets …

Zelensky party wins record score in Ukraine vote: exit polls

Jul 21 2019

Ukrainians gave their comedian-turned-president Volodymyr Zelensky a mandate to reboot the country's politics on Sunday …

Iran probes seized ship as UK rejects Tehran's version of events

Jul 21 2019

Iran warned Sunday that the fate of a UK-flagged tanker it seized in the Gulf depends on an investigation, as Britain …

Lowry weathers storm to win British Open and first major

Jul 21 2019

Ireland's Shane Lowry withstood howling wind and rain to win his first major at the British Open by six shots from Tommy …

Tear gas and rubber bullets fired as Hong Kong returns to chaos

Jul 21 2019

Hong Kong descended into chaos Sunday night as riot police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at anti-government …

UK mulls options as Iran says ship's fate depends on probe

Jul 21 2019

Iran warned Sunday that the fate of a UK-flagged tanker it seized in the Gulf depends on an investigation, as Britain …

Teenage climate campaigner Thunberg honoured in France

Jul 21 2019

Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenage activist whose Friday school strikes protesting government inaction over climate …

Ukraine's Zelensky looks to consolidate power in parliament vote

Jul 21 2019

Ukrainians went to the polls on Sunday to elect a new parliament as comedian-turned-president Volodymyr Zelensky seeks …

Iranians ordered tanker to change course: audio

Jul 21 2019

Iranian forces ordered a British-flagged tanker in the Gulf to change course, telling the Stena Impero it would be safe …

Hong Kong protesters egg China office at end of massive rally

Jul 21 2019

Masked protesters daubed the walls of China's office in Hong Kong with eggs and graffiti Sunday night following another …

Iran says fate of seized ship depends on crew 'cooperation'

Jul 21 2019

Iran said Sunday the fate of a British-flagged tanker it is refusing to hand back after seizing it in the Gulf depends …

1,300 firefighters battle Portugal wildfires

Jul 21 2019

Planes and helicopters joined more than a thousand firefighters in central Portugal Sunday to battle huge wildfires in a …

UK finance minister strikes blow as Johnson prepares to become PM

Jul 21 2019

British finance minister Philip Hammond said Sunday he would make a point of resigning before Boris Johnson became prime …

Ukraine's Zelensky aims to consolidate power in parliament polls

Jul 21 2019

Ukrainians on Sunday went to the polls to elect a new parliament as comedian-turned-president Volodymyr Zelensky seeks …

More than 1,000 firefighters battle Portugal wildfires

Jul 21 2019

Planes and helicopters joined more than a thousand firefighters in central Portugal Sunday to battle huge wildfires in a …

Tens of thousands march again in huge Hong Kong anti-government rally

Jul 21 2019

Hong Kong witnessed another huge anti-government march on Sunday with seemingly no end in sight to the turmoil engulfing …

Thousands march again in huge Hong Kong anti-government rally

Jul 21 2019

Another huge anti-government march kicked off in Hong Kong on Sunday afternoon with seemingly no end in sight to the …

Ukraine president Zelensky's party tipped to win parliament vote

Jul 21 2019

Ukrainians on Sunday went to the polls to elect a new parliament as comedian-turned-president Volodymyr Zelensky seeks …

Brilliant Pacquiao downs Thurman to capture WBA crown

Jul 21 2019

Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao rolled back the years to become the oldest welterweight champion in boxing history with a …

Ukraine president's party tipped to win parliament vote

Jul 21 2019

Ukrainians on Sunday went to the polls to elect a new parliament as comedian-turned-president Volodymyr Zelensky seeks …

Star-studded Marvel films storm Comic-Con as 'Endgame' claims record

Jul 21 2019

Marvel's all-conquering superheroes ripped through Comic-Con Saturday as the next batch of blockbuster movies were …

Marvel reveals next star-studded superhero films at Comic-Con

Jul 21 2019

Marvel unveiled its bumper slate of new superhero movies Saturday, wheeling out a who's who of Hollywood stars and …

Hong Kong braces for fresh anti-government march

Jul 21 2019

Hong Kong is bracing for another huge anti-government march on Sunday afternoon with seemingly no end in sight to the …

One giant leap: 50 years ago, humanity's first steps on the Moon

Jul 21 2019

"That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind": it was with these words that Neil Armstrong became the …

Buried treasure poses Holocaust puzzle for Hungary museum

Jul 21 2019

A vast and "unique" trove of antique and Roman-era coins, unearthed in what was one of Hungary's wartime Jewish ghettos, …

High stakes in gas standoff between Cyprus and Turkey

Jul 21 2019

Longtime adversaries Cyprus and Turkey are locked in a tense "game of chicken" over the prospect of a …

Johnson bracing to become Britain's Brexit PM

Jul 21 2019

Boris Johnson is expected to become Britain's next prime minister this week, vowing to deliver Brexit on October 31 come …

'Canary in the coal mine': Singapore woes ring trade alarm bells

Jul 21 2019

A plunge in exports and the worst growth rates for a decade have fuelled concerns about the outlook for Singapore's …

Ukraine president's party poised to win parliament vote

Jul 21 2019

Ukrainians on Sunday go to the polls to elect a new parliament as comedian-turned-president Volodymyr Zelensky seeks to …

Lowry on brink of breakthrough British Open win

Jul 21 2019

Ireland's Shane Lowry is on the brink of a huge popular first major win as he holds a four-shot lead over Englishman …

Isner books Newport final against Bublik

Jul 21 2019

Three-time champion John Isner fended off fourth-seeded Frenchman Ugo Humbert 6-7 (4/7), 7-6 (7/5), 6-3 Saturday to …

The exploration of space in 10 key dates

Jul 21 2019

From the Soviet Union's pioneering satellite to the first man on the Moon 50 years ago, here are 10 key dates in space …

China opens up finance sector to more foreign investment

Jul 21 2019

China lifted some restrictions on foreign investment in the financial sector Saturday, as the world's second largest …

BA suspends flights to Cairo on security grounds

Jul 21 2019

British Airways said Saturday it had suspended flights to Cairo for seven days as a precautionary measure following a …

Over 20,000 rally in Moscow as election anger boils over

Jul 21 2019

More than 22,000 people packed a Moscow square Saturday to demand free and fair local polls, incensed by the …

Herman maintains one-shot lead at Barbasol Championship

Jul 21 2019

Jim Herman rolled in two eagle putts in a 10-under par 62 on Saturday to maintain a one-shot lead heading into the final …

Brilliant Lowry shoots 63 to seize four-shot Open lead on 'incredible day'

Jul 21 2019

Ireland's Shane Lowry said it had been "the most incredible day" after firing a stunning eight-under-par 63 on Saturday …

Britain urges Iran to free seized tanker

Jul 20 2019

Britain on Saturday urged Iran to de-escalate tensions in the Gulf by releasing a UK-flagged ship it said had been …

50 years ago, humanity's first steps on another world

Jul 20 2019

Americans were celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing on Saturday, a generation-defining event …

American, Italian, Russian blast off for ISS

Jul 20 2019

US, Italian and Russian astronauts blasted into space Saturday, headed for the International Space Station, in a launch …

Death toll climbs to 15 after China gas plant blast

Jul 20 2019

The death toll from a huge explosion that rocked a gas plant in central China has risen to 15, state media said …

Germany remembers heroes in Hitler assassination bid

Jul 20 2019

Germany paid tribute Saturday to Claus von Stauffenberg and others who sought to assassinate Adolf Hitler 75 years ago, …

Death toll rises to 12 after China gas plant blast

Jul 20 2019

The death toll from a huge explosion that rocked a gas plant in central China rose to 12, state media said Saturday, …

European powers urge Iran to release British-flagged tanker

Jul 20 2019

European powers urged Iran on Saturday to release a British-flagged tanker it seized in the Strait of Hormuz in what …

Iran probes British-flagged tanker seized after 'collision'

Jul 20 2019

Iran opened an investigation on Saturday into a British-flagged tanker it alleges collided with a fishing vessel in the …

Algeria sink Senegal to claim 'incredible' second African crown

Jul 20 2019

Algeria coach Djamel Belmadi lauded his side's "incredible" Africa Cup of Nations triumph Friday as Baghdad Bounedjah's …

Penny drops for Canada's teen swim queen Oleksiak

Jul 20 2019

Canada's Penny Oleksiak insists she has finally left the "weirdness" of capturing Olympic swimming gold at the tender …

'Game of Thrones' cast defend final season at Comic-Con

Jul 20 2019

The "Game of Thrones" cast leapt to the defense of its much-maligned final season in front of a boisterous crowd at San …

North Korea slams Japan over its trade spat with Seoul

Jul 20 2019

North Korea's state media has slammed Japan for its recent trade restrictions against Seoul over wartime slavery …

Thai farmers on the cash trail with snail slime

Jul 20 2019

Giant snails inch across a plate of pumpkin and cucumber in central Thailand, an "organic" diet to tease the prized …

Iran Guards seize British-flagged tanker in Strait of Hormuz

Jul 20 2019

Iran's Revolutionary Guards said Friday they had seized a British-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz for breaking …

Death toll rises to 10 after China gas plant blast

Jul 20 2019

The death toll from a huge explosion that rocked a gas plant in central China rose to 10, state media said Saturday, …

Space crew to blast off for ISS on moon landing anniversary

Jul 20 2019

US, Italian and Russian astronauts are set to blast off into space Saturday in a launch coinciding with the 50th …

'El Chapo' enters US supermax prison in Colorado

Jul 20 2019

Fallen Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was locked up Friday at the ADX federal maximum security prison in …

U.S. Steel to lay off 2,500 workers in Slovakia

Jul 20 2019

The United States Steel Corporation said Friday it would cut around a fifth of its workforce in Slovakia over by the …

Iran Guards say confiscated British tanker in Strait of Hormuz

Jul 19 2019

Iran's Revolutionary Guards said Friday they had confiscated a British tanker in the Strait of Hormuz for breaking …

Algeria sink Senegal to claim second Africa Cup of Nations

Jul 19 2019

Baghdad Bounedjah's early goal propelled Algeria to a first Africa Cup of Nations title in 29 years after a fiery 1-0 …

Trump pits Apollo 11 astronauts against NASA chief

Jul 19 2019

President Donald Trump welcomed surviving Apollo 11 crew members Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins to the White House …

Long live the Lion Queen: Beyonce delights with new album

Jul 19 2019

The Bey Hive was feeling the love Friday over Beyonce's release of the album "The Lion King: The Gift," which the pop …

Dutch court cuts state's liability for Srebrenica deaths

Jul 19 2019

The Dutch Supreme Court on Friday slashed the state's liability for 350 victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, saying …

'Hell' of Japan fire that killed dozens at anime company

Jul 19 2019

Details emerged Friday of the horrifying blaze that ripped through a Japanese anime firm, killing dozens including …

Trump insists US downed Iranian drone, Tehran denies

Jul 19 2019

President Donald Trump insisted on Friday that the military had downed an Iranian drone that was threatening a US naval …

Athens settles for uneasy night after 5.1-magnitude quake

Jul 19 2019

Athenians settled for an uneasy night Friday after a strong 5.1-magnitude earthquake temporarily knocked out phone …

Lowry surges into share of Open lead as Woods, McIlroy set to miss cut

Jul 19 2019

Ireland's Shane Lowry shot a four under par 67 to claim a share of the lead at the British Open on eight under as …